Sunday, September 21, 2014

Celebrating International Dot Day at RES

Classrooms all over the world, in 60 countries including the United States, use the week of September 15th to celebrate International Dot Day!  This celebration is an opportunity for teachers to share the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds with students and connect with others about how we make our mark!

At RES students in grades 1-4 created  “DOTS” to represent a little about their talents and passions. When we follow our heart we make a difference and we learn how to “MAKE OUR MARK”.  Students all had a chance to use the coLAR Mix app on the iPads during their enrichment class and many were able to share their work and the technology with their families during our Open House. Check out this video of our celebration of Dot Day and more importantly, each other!

I feel it is very important at the beginning of each school year to make connections with each of my students. This dot day project allowed me to use our first classes together to not only integrate technology and practice our technology usage....but also to chat with each student about their passions.  Next year I hope to expand on this project to build connections beyond our Richmond community!

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